This Day in GINGEROLOGY - March 23rd
1948: Eddy Chandler, who starred with Ginger in the films “Carnival Boat” (as Fordon) and “Star of Midnight” (as Kinland Henchman), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 54.2007: The musical biography of Ginger’s life, “Backwards in High Heels”, opens in Manalapan, Florida, near West Palm Beach.
...REMEMBER - The LAST segment of the Palm Springs Antiques Roadshow will be shown Monday, March 27th - It MUST be the one with Roberta Olden getting a piece of Ginger's furniture appraised... so check it OUT!!! (It's a cool show anyway, so...WATCH!) ... On PBS... see local listings for times... AND, I have noticed that the shows may be 'streamed' from the PBS website at any time after they are aired, so... COOL!
Next GingerFilm(s) (on TCM - all times Eastern):
April 4-5, 2017 @ 12:00 A.M. Fifth Avenue Girl
April 8, 2017 @ 10:45 P.M. Black Widow
April 10, 2017 @ 8:00 P.M. - Tales of Manhattan
Next GingerFilm(s) (on FXM Retro - all times Eastern) - NOTE - the FXM Retro site is kinda 'cryptic' as far as specific times, so please check local listings for 'specific times':
None Currently Scheduled...
Friday, July 5, 2013
Gingerology's Fourth on the Fifth!!!
As many of y'all know, the pic above was the original G-ology header pic... it is still one of my all time faves, as it is just so clear and intense...her eyes are incredible here... of course, the current pic is awesome as well, and was 'colorized' by a Gingerologist of the past, Maria, who did killer work (also see the header to the Roberta blog for Maria's handiwork...).
In the past four years, we've seen Ginger as TCM's Star of the Month, The Gingertennial, and the associated GingerCentury exhibit at Boston University, which was truly a mesmerizing exhibit to experience - hope y'all got to see it, or hopefully it will 're-occur'...actually, not sure if it has been discontinued or not... most likely it has, tho...
...and of course the sojourn by Hu and the crew to Independence, Missouri for Ginger's 100th on 7/16/11...100 years at 100 West Moore Street, at 100 degrees Fahrenheit! I'm not all that into numerology, other than from an engineering standpoint, but...all that 'coincidence' was pretty cool... AND, I got to meet Kat and Baby! Below is a un-retouched pic of Hu on the porch...pretty surreal for me standing right there... Kat is tucked behind the post there, along with the homeowner (Mrs. Huey was in the mini-van with Bam-Bam taking pics...) ...anyway, a neat little house, and the owner was really cool about us G-ologists descending upon it.
...and there's been some interesting and downright funny moments, like when I walked into the French Quarter police headquarters in New Orleans and explained how I was looking for a copy of Ginger's first marriage license, and the fellow behind the counter said, "Is that when she married Freddie?" I really wanted to laugh, but tried to set him straight about it... and then wondered how many other folks out there believe Ginger and Fred were married in real life...
...and of course the 'epic' discussions regarding the 'minutia' of Ginger, such as her favorite ice cream flavor, which has been a mystery until VERY recently... from a VERY reliable source, it was...vanilla! ...well, maybe with some chocolate syrup here and there...
...and then there's the GingerFilm reviews, which have hopefully been informative as well as entertaining to y'all...it's kinda neat to 'review' some of those 'alternate storylines' - now referred to as 'The Huey Treatment'...and I'm like, "where did this stuff COME from?"
The addition of Facebook to the Gingerology mix has really 'augmented' G-ology's profile, and it has been awesome to meet new folks who are interested in Ginger Rogers!
As to the future...there's still a HEAP of GingerFilm reviews to plow through, and at the rate I'm plodding along, they'll be finished up in...well, who knows when... but there are plenty of other 'topics' I am needing to post, and maybe sometime this summer I can get around to cranking a few of them out (actually, I need a scanner, y'all...Dell printers do not play well with HP computers...).
Until then, here's to many more Gingery Years!!!
KIG, y'all!!! - and thanks again for your support!!!
It is my hope that I can continue to make 'G-ology' interesting and informative regarding the 'Beautiful Science' of VKM, which is SUCH a great topic!!! ...And remember, your comments are what make Gingerology click - so keep cranking them out!
Thanks again, JW